Essex County law enforcement arrested a man who was allegedly in possession of a large amount of heroin on a Newark NJ street.
According to law enforcement, the 27-year-old suspect was spotted by detectives with the Essex County Sheriff’s Office Narcotics Bureau. The detectives were conducting surveillance in Newark’s South Ward when they reportedly saw the suspect walking down Foster Street.
Police said that the suspect appeared to be carrying a black plastic bag in one hand and a number of envelopes of heroin in his other hand. At one point, the suspect reportedly stuffed the heroin into the bag.
When the detectives approached the suspect, he allegedly began to run away and tried to flee the area on foot. Police chased the suspect onto Dayton Street and eventually subdued him in an alleyway.
Police officers arrested the suspect and seized the bag. A subsequent search of the bag allegedly turned up 220 glassine envelopes of heroin. The envelopes were reportedly stamped with the label “730 VIRUS.”
The suspect has been charged with a number of drug crimes, including distribution of heroin and possession of heroin. The suspect also faces charges for eluding police.
After being placed under arrest and processed, the suspect was taken to the Essex County Jail in Newark, New Jersey. He is being held at the jail in lieu of $100,000 bail.
For more information about this case, read the NJ.com article entitled “Man Caught Carrying 220 Bags of Heroin Down Newark Street, Sheriff Says.”